Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

Health IT Infrastructure

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Sept. 21-27

by Frank Irving

What’s being described as potentially the largest special event ever held in the United States, Pope Francis’ two-day stay in Philadelphia this week will put area healthcare organizations on a heightened state of alert. In preparation,...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Sept. 14-20

by Frank Irving

The last official week of summer brings a cooled-down outlook in health IT interoperability in the area of accountable care organizations (ACOs). Also noteworthy this week: a new big-data initiative targeted at cancer treatment, “home-stretch”...

Limited Health Information Exchange to Hinder Care Quality

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Without quality information, a healthcare provider is unable to provide quality care. Health information exchange has a crucial role to play in ensuring that the right information is available at the right place at the right time. That assumes...

Audit of Illinois Health Information Exchange Finds Faults

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A state audit of the Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE) has found material weakness in the organization's internal controls over the first few months of its existence. The report from the Auditor General of the State of Illinois...

Texas Bill Sets Health Information Exchange, Interoperability Goals

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Public health agencies in Texas have close to two months to prepare for meeting requirements for standards-based health information exchange and interoperability with the enactment of a new piece of state legislation. Dubbed "Ken's Bill"...

The Sequoia Project Not New to Health IT Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The phrase health information exchange has a history of causing confusion. On one hand, nearly every state has an HIE, an organization responsible for health data sharing. On the other hand, there is the actually process of exchanging health...

AHA Stresses Need for Defining Interoperability in IMPACT Act

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has voiced concerns about how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to implement the interoperability and standardization provisions of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation...

Health IT Interoperability to Enable Clinical Integration

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health systems have many reasons for seeking healthcare integration from improving their clinical operations to strengthening their market positions. The recent emergence of population health management can be added to list and like the others...

VA CIO Nominee Emphasizes Health Data Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

President Barack Obama's nominee for the vacant chief information officer position for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided insight about achieving healthcare interoperability between the federal agency and the Department of Defense...

ONC Chief Likely to Become Assistant Secretary for Health

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

One of the country's chief architect for healthcare interoperability will likely to changing roles. In an official statement on Tuesday, President Barack Obama nominated the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information...

Alliance Makes Healthcare Interoperability Recommendations

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Federal legislation l to improve the discovery, development, and delivery of healthcare innovations continues to make progress on the Hill and an association of healthcare organizations is calling for a greater emphasis on health IT interoperability...

Health IT Infrastructure, Costs Hinder Health Data Exchange

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Findings from a new interoperability survey conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) reveal the challenges facing healthcare organizations and providers working to improve health data exchange. The results are part of...

Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requires Infrastructure for PHAs, CDRs

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As part of the meaningful use's end-goal to leverage health IT in support of population health management, its next and final phase — Stage 3 Meaningful Use — requires a new approach to public health and clinical data registry...

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